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Samara Private Game Reserve Manor House

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Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Samara Private Game Reserve is situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape where time stands still,...
Samara Private Game Reserve is situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape where time stands still, inviting you to pause, breathe and reflect. Discover the Africa one always dreams and reads about with spectacular sunsets and starry skies, surrounded by 70 000 protected acres in the Great Karoo. The exclusive manor at Samara can be sold individually or taken as exclusive use, and offers total privacy for parties of up to eight guests in four luxury double en-suite rooms. Services include a personal ranger, a chef and a butler. Unwind on the patio and gaze over the 21 m infinity pool at the waterhole beyond, where game come to slake their thirst in the early morning and late afternoon. Free of the restrictions of the Big 5 reserves, your professional guides will introduce you to the highly endangered cheetah, enabling you to participate in exclusive interaction with these graceful predators. Discover the secrets of Samara as you explore the untouched Plains of Camdeboo viewing magnificent herds of antelope, or gaze down on the same plains from the mountain plateau where the endangered Cape mountain zebra have found safe haven. Fossils that pre-date the dinosaurs and well-preserved Bushman paintings offer a fascinating insight into some of the historical intricacies of our Earth’s past.
from R13200
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Special   Samara Private Game Reserve is situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape where time stands still,...
Samara Private Game Reserve is situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape where time stands still, inviting you to pause, breathe and reflect. Discover the Africa one always dreams and reads about, with spectacular sunsets and starry skies, surrounded by 70 000 protected acres in the Great Karoo. Be inspired by the conservation projects where every effort is being made to preserve global biodiversity in this unique environment. Luxury Karoo cottages in the garden and en-suite rooms in the restored homestead offer Colonial-style comfort to a maximum of 12 guests in Karoo Lodge. Relax on the wide wrap-around veranda, cool off in the pool, or for the more energetic, perhaps play a game of tennis. Free of the restrictions of the Big 5 reserves, your professional guides will introduce you to the highly endangered cheetah, enabling you to participate in exclusive interaction with these graceful predators. Discover the secrets of Samara as you explore the untouched Plains of Camdeboo, viewing magnificent herds of antelope, or gaze down on the same plains from the mountain plateau where the endangered Cape mountain zebra have found safe haven. Fossils that pre-date the dinosaurs and well-preserved Bushman paintings offer a fascinating insight into some of the historical intricacies of our Earth’s past.
from R3000
Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve is situated just to the east of Graaff-Reinet, in the heart of...
Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve is situated just to the east of Graaff-Reinet, in the heart of the Eastern Cape's Great Karoo, and offers an exceptional malaria-free safari experience in a region steeped in history and culture. This 14 000-hectare or 35 000-acre property lies cupped in the palm of the Sneeuberg mountain range, the second-highest range in South Africa. It provides guests with a unique game viewing experience due to the combination of four biomes and an altitude range of almost 5000 feet. From the bush thickets and riverine areas to the plateau grass plains with the backdrop of the majestic mountains, every game drive is a breathtakingly beautiful experience. We offer three Cape Dutch homesteads which have been meticulously restored to celebrate a fusion of traditional curves and modern open-plan living spaces. Every room is furnished with the most luxurious textures and materials creating a relaxed elegance that allows our guests to feel at home. Between the three Manors there is a combined total of 12 spacious double bedrooms, each en-suite, and one of which is a secluded honeymoon suite offering a truly romantic destination throughout the year. Full length swimming pools at each Manor cool guests in the haze of high summer, while boma dining, game drives, and guided walks conjure up the magic of days gone by. The sheer stillness and fresh air at Mount Camdeboo is also highly conducive to successful executive brainstorming. A fully equipped and dedicated conference venue accommodates up to 24 delegates in air-conditioned comfort, with pre-arranged day excursions as an optional extra. This being said, Mount Camdeboo is the the ideal honeymoon, family or conference destination, offering a perfect blend of tradition and modern comforts. A visit to Mount Camdeboo is bound to restore all of your senses; it will allow you to catch your breath and synchronize with the heartbeat of nature.
from R5900

Mount Marlow Lodge

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Mount Marlow Lodge is a stately homestead built in 1852, located on Mount Marlow Farm, just 60 km from Somerset East. The farm is situated...
Mount Marlow Lodge is a stately homestead built in 1852, located on Mount Marlow Farm, just 60 km from Somerset East. The farm is situated in typical Karoo mountain veld in which sheep, goats and wildlife flourish. The roomy house boasts yellowwood floors and ceilings, and has a large balcony overlooking the large lawn. Mount Marlow Lodge offers spacious and comfortable self-catering accommodation in the historic farmhouse. Accommodation comprises two spacious en-suite rooms, as well as three large, comfortable rooms that share a bathroom. We offer bass fishing on the farm in the summer and other activities include horse riding, hiking, birding, boating, swimming, game drives, tennis, and mountain biking. Game viewing can also be done on the farm and species such as kudu, wildebeest, impala, and springbok can be seen. It is also a birder's paradise with 150 species of bird on the farm including black eagle, martial eagle, gymnogene, goshawk, secretary bird, and blue crane.
from R700
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Koffylaagte Game Lodge

Sleeps 32 in 11 rooms

Celebratory special   Situated in the Karoo Heartland, Koffylaagte Game Lodge & Tented Camp is located 130km from Port Elizabeth on the R75 mid-way to...
Situated in the Karoo Heartland, Koffylaagte Game Lodge & Tented Camp is located 130km from Port Elizabeth on the R75 mid-way to Graaff-Reinet and roughly a 90 minutes` drive from the Port Elizabeth airport. This TGCSA 4 star graded lodge is home to a wealth of wildlife, including 22 species of Southern African antelope, zebra, 2 of the big five, giraffe, as well as a rich variety of other land mammals such as monkeys, baboons, warthogs, bushpig, black-backed jackals, bat-eared fox, ant bear, porcupine, civet cat, meerkat, mongoose etc – the list is endless. The area also boasts a wide variety of bird species, water fowl, game birds and birds of prey such as the majestic Marshall Eagle have been spotted in the reserve. Set in a natural botanical garden of succulents, aloes, euphorbias, the reserve also boasts some of the country’s protected plant species such as the Cycad and Elephant’s Foot that date back thousands of years. There are 2 separate outdoor braai (barbeque) facilities; one is situated in the thatched lapa that offers camp fire seating for 24 guests for larger gatherings, parties or “Bosberaad” meetings The large rock pool overlooks a splendor of rolling hills and a waterhole with surrounding Lucerne plantation which is frequented by various antelope. The Karoo Heartland in the Eastern Cape is renowned for its rugged panoramic mountain ranges, wide open plains, unpretentious hospitality, quaint towns, and much desired peace and tranquility. Against this magical backdrop, only 130km from Port Elizabeth, you will find Koffylaagte Game Lodge. Our game farm and lodge offer both full board accommodation in our stunning safari style thatched tents and lodge as well as self-catered or family accommodation in our traditional 1800s farmhouse. Retaining much of the character, simplicity, history and culture of the days when the early settler traders used this spot as a resting place on their travels between the coast and the interior, Koffylaagte transports you from the modern world to a simpler, more peaceful, tranquil time. Sit back and relax whilst taking in the uninterrupted vistas of the Karoo. Take a drive, a guided walk, or even a horseback trail through our game reserve then allow the cares of the world to pass you by as you take a dip in our pool or unwind in our sauna. If you’re feeling adventurous, bring your own mountain bike and attempt our mountain pass! At Koffylaagte we aim to be as self-sufficient and sustainable as possible. Our heart-warming, South African country cuisine is prepared using our own free range organic venison and seasonal, home-grown vegetables. Home-made breads, cakes and jams from the ladies in the Koffylaagte Kitchen, are served for breakfast, with our very own, unique Koffylaagte blend of coffee. Sample Karoo hospitality at its warmest and most authentic and let us share with you our magical piece of South Africa. The 14 bedroomed accommodation capacity is spread between 5 luxuriously appointed en-suite safari tents, a hunting lodge consisting of 3 luxury en-suite rooms, 2 x two-bedroomed self-catering farmhouse units and 1 x 2 bedroomed Bush Camp. Making our maximum sharing capacity 32 people.
from R1500
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    Accommodation near Karoo Heartland

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    Die Tuishuise

    from R830
    Die Tuishuise consists of 25 restored Karoo cottages in Market Street, Cradock. Each cottage is...
    Die Tuishuise consists of 25 restored Karoo cottages in Market Street, Cradock. Each cottage is decorated antiques and period prints to capture Settler living at the turn of the century. Recipient of the Simon van der Stel gold medal for restoration and the AA Heritage accommodation award in 1999, it is like stepping back in time.
    from R830
    Sleeps 18 in 5 rooms

    6.19km from Karoo Heartland

    34 Reviews

    Heritage House Bed & Breakfast ... where the best rest. Situated in a large tranquil treed garden...
    Heritage House Bed & Breakfast ... where the best rest. Situated in a large tranquil treed garden within walking distance of the Cradock central business district.
    from R1000
    Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

    5.97km from Karoo Heartland

    6 Reviews

     Nietgenaamd B & B offers affordable upmarket accommodation in comfortable, spacious rooms. It has...
     Nietgenaamd B & B offers affordable upmarket accommodation in comfortable, spacious rooms. It has a unique old world atmosphere and is furnished to reflect the graceful living of "yester-year", fitting to its character and position. It is easy to find and close to the major businesses.
    from R570
    Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

    6.07km from Karoo Heartland

    13 Reviews

    Albert House is a beautiful early Victorian Manor House, set in a large and tranquil shaded...
    Albert House is a beautiful early Victorian Manor House, set in a large and tranquil shaded garden.For that lovely intimate wedding in the Karoo, we do the catering and provide a full wedding service.
    from R820
    Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

    6.03km from Karoo Heartland

    11 Reviews

    Annie's Guest House

    from R1000
    Annie’s House is a four-star guesthouse set in Adderley Street. It enjoys proximity to the town...
    Annie’s House is a four-star guesthouse set in Adderley Street. It enjoys proximity to the town whilst retaining the quiet of a country lane. The guest House is both authentically Victorian and comfortably Modern, with spacious light-filled rooms equipped with every possible comfort.
    from R1000
    Sleeps 28 in 12 rooms

    6.37km from Karoo Heartland

    4 Reviews

    White Rose Guest House is a new guest house offering upmarket contemporary accommodation in a...
    White Rose Guest House is a new guest house offering upmarket contemporary accommodation in a peaceful environment, and is situated in the second oldest street in the Cradcock district.
    from R750
    Sleeps 9 in 3 rooms

    5.91km from Karoo Heartland

    7 Reviews

    Cradock House

    from R850
    The Cradock House is a beautifully restored, turn of the century Karoo Homestead, steeped in local...
    The Cradock House is a beautifully restored, turn of the century Karoo Homestead, steeped in local history and set on large tranquil grounds.
    from R850
    Sleeps 28 in 7 rooms

    6.42km from Karoo Heartland

    15 Reviews

    Undoubtedly one of Cradock’s most gracious homesteads, the unique appeal of this historical house...
    Undoubtedly one of Cradock’s most gracious homesteads, the unique appeal of this historical house is its genuine old-world charm and comfortable atmosphere in a peaceful environment.
    from R530
    Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

    5.96km from Karoo Heartland

    6 Reviews

    Karoo Manor House

    from R780
    The Karoo Manor House is located in the heart of Crodock. The guest house offers self-catering and...
    The Karoo Manor House is located in the heart of Crodock. The guest house offers self-catering and bed and breakfast accommodation ideal for families and business travellers.
    from R780
    Sleeps 24 in 11 rooms

    6.53km from Karoo Heartland

    The Palms

    from R600
    from R600
    Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

    5.92km from Karoo Heartland

    Karoo Heartland South Africa

    Karoo Heartland Safari Accommodation
    If you are in need of an escape that offers one of the biggest varieties of scenery, eco systems and landscapes, the Cape to Karoo route is a must. Starting from Cape Town central, make your way on the N1 highway to the Hugenote Tunnel, one of the most sophisticated mountain tunnels in the world. A minimal toll fee will be charged here. Once through the tunnel, the landscape will, seemingly miraculously, change from mostly flat winelands to incredible mountain ranges that will envelope you in blues, greys and purples.

    The Hex River Valley, a conglomerate of wine farms framed by sharp, charcoal escarpments, is not to be hurried through - here you will find amazing farm stalls selling mainly produce from the area like jams, preserves, wines, fresh fruits and much more. The quality of these homemade products is something you won't find in the commercial centres of the Cape. The Stettyn Mountain Range, the Du Toitskloof mountains, the Slanghoek-, the Little Drakenstein-, Elandskloof and Limietberg mountain ranges are all found in the immediate area and adds to the picturesque setting an almost limitless space to explore.

    The main commercial centre here is Worcester, a modern town that offers you convenience stores and popular restaurant franchises, making it easy to stop for supplies and refreshments. Worcester is far more than a commercial hub though. With buildings steeped in history, and a rich cultural heritage, you can certainly spend a day or two here.

    If you stay on the N1, you will reach the beautifully quaint railroad town of Matjiesfontein, one of the hidden gems that must not be passed by. With historical facts that will boggle the mind, cosy little coffee shops and restaurants, a beautiful, secret garden and even an antique chapel that reminds of centuries gone by, you will find yourself wanting to stay for at least a night. For that there is the famous Lord Milner Hotel, a historical landmark in its own right.

    If you turn left from the N1 onto the gravel road, instead of right towards Matjiesfontein, you will find, 100 km further, the now famous Karoo Town of Sutherland, home of the South African Large Telescope and the headquarters of the South African Astronomical Observatory. It is also known as the 'coldest town in South Africa', and earns this reputation especially during June and July. Be sure to try the quaint little Halley-Se-Kom-Eet coffee shop serving light meals and snacks, as well as the Sutherland Hotel that serves 'Nagmaalwyn' (sherry) in front of a roaring fire.

    The N1 road winds along into what is seemingly literally 'nowhere', but don't be fooled. The mountain passes you can explore here are littered with stories that reminds of the Wild West abroad. With roads like The Smuggler's Route and The Diamond Way, you would find yourself having to carefully choose which interesting area you want to visit, risking ruining any form of itinerary.

    Old Diamond Way is a route once used by treasure seekers who made their way to the diamond-rich Kimberley. Smuggler's Route can be found on the Seweweekspoort Pass; brandy smugglers avoided paying steep taxes by using this route, sometimes though, paying with their lives instead. Legendary ghosts apparently haunt this area, including the infamous toll-keeper who for years now has been 'seen' running up and down the road frantically trying to warn travellers of dangers ahead.

    The 250 km section between Matjiesfontein and Beaufort West is a very tiring stretch of road, so make sure to stop in Laingsburg for a leg-stretch and refreshments. Just before Beaufort West, the N12 that leads towards George on the Garden Route meets the N1, and 80 km after Beaufort West you will reach the quaint little town of Three Sisters, a testament to Karoo beauty and tranquility. The road will briefly cross into the Northern Cape before crossing back into the Western Cape.

    The Karoo is a truly magical place that does not have a replicant anywhere in the world. The landscapes are hauntingly simple, yet intriguing, the stillness and peace are unrivalled and the soul-warming hospitality of its people arguably unmatched. Equally magical is the road that leads you there...
    If you are in need of an escape that offers one of the biggest varieties of scenery, eco systems and landscapes, the Cape to Karoo route is a must. Starting from Cape Town central, make your way on the N1 highway to the Hugenote Tunnel, one of the... Read more
    If you are looking for Karoo Heartland holiday accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of Self-catering, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House holiday accommodation in Karoo Heartland and surrounds. With 169 listings in Karoo Heartland, our handy Karoo Heartland map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect holiday accommodation for your Karoo Heartland visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Karoo Heartland South Africa

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